Market Overview

Futures

  • Soybean Futures Lower

    2015 Jul 31, 2:54pm soybeans, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Soybean futures settled lower on Friday erasing Thursday's gains. September Soybeans settled at 934 1/4, down 11 1/4 cents and November Soybeans settled at 940 1/4, down 9 3/4 cents. December Soymeal settled at 323.9, down 3.5. December Soybean Oil settled at 30.39, down 0.33.

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  • Corn Futures Lower

    2015 Jul 31, 2:48pm /ZC, corn, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Corn futures settled lower on Friday. September Corn settled at 371, down 2 1/4 cents and December Corn settled at 381 1/4, down 2 1/2 cents. Trading was moderately choppy around unchanged on the session for most of the day. Market talk about overall corn supplies and U.S. weather was making the...

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  • Wheat Futures Little Higher

    2015 Jul 31, 2:43pm Wheat, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Wheat futures traded choppy on Friday and ended the session a little higher. September Chicago Wheat settled at 499 1/4, up 2 3/4 cents and December Chicago Wheat settled at 504 3/4, up 1/2 of a cent. September Kansas City Wheat settled at 492 1/4, up 1 1/4 cents and December Kansas City Wheat...

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  • AUD/USD Little Higher

    2015 Jul 31, 2:43pm Australian dollar, Futures, Forex, Markets

    AUD/USD is trading at 0.7313, up 0.0018. The pair is trading very choppy and higher on the session after setting new 12-month lows early Friday morning. Market chatter about economic data due out next week is making the rounds. On Sunday, the Housing Industry Association is scheduled to release...

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  • Lean Hogs Sharply Lower

    2015 Jul 31, 2:41pm /HE, hogs, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 396,000 head versus a year ago at 261,000 head. Lean hog futures ended the session sharply lower. Trading was very choppy and some general selling was occurring during the latter part of the trading day. October Lean Hogs were trading at 63.52, down 2.17. December...

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  • Live Cattle Futures Lower

    2015 Jul 31, 2:40pm /LE, cattle, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Friday's USDA cattle slaughter was 103,000 head versus a year ago at 115,000 head. Live cattle futures ended Friday's trading session lower after early gains eroded during the latter part of the trading day. October Live Cattle was trading at 146.25, down 0.42. December Live Cattle was trading at...

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  • Sugar Lower, Coffee Higher

    2015 Jul 31, 2:40pm /CC, /CT, /KC, cocoa, coffee, cotton, orange juice, sugar

    N.Y. Sugar futures traded weak Friday and settled near the lows of the session. October Sugar settled at 11.14, down 0.13. Coffee futures settled a little higher after a wide ranged choppy trading day. September Coffee settled at 125.25, up 0.35. Cocoa Futures settled lower after a rangebound...

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  • U.S. Dollar Index Moves Up

    2015 Jul 31, 2:33pm dollar, Futures, Forex, Markets

    The September U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.16, down 0.52. Trading is very choppy and the U.S. Dollar Index is well off the lows of the session. Market chatter about U.S. economic data due out next week is just beginning. On Monday, personal spending and income for June are due out at 8:30 a.m...

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  • EUR/USD Moves Down

    2015 Jul 31, 12:39pm euro, Futures, Forex, Markets

    EUR/USD is trading at 1.1032, up 0.0091. The pair is trading very choppy and is drifting lower erasing some of the gains from early in the session. Chatter about European and U.S. economic data due out next week is making the rounds. On Monday morning German and Eurozone manufacturing July PMI...

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  • Live Cattle Moves Down

    2015 Jul 31, 12:05pm /LE, cattle, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Cattle futures have moved down Friday. October Cattle is trading at 146.02, down 0.60 and December Cattle is trading at 147.80, down 0.32. Trading is expected to remain very choppy with possible wide ranges. U.S. beef production during the period from the second quarter to the third quarter is...

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  • Cotton Little Higher

    2015 Jul 31, 11:51am /CT, cotton, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    New York Cotton futures are trading higher Friday. December Cotton is trading at 64.22, up 0.67. March Cotton is trading at 64.60, up 0.60. Market talk about U.S. weather and month end of month positioning has kept both buyers and sellers active. On Thursday, the USDA reported that weekly...

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  • Coffee Higher

    2015 Jul 31, 11:42am /KC, coffee, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Coffee futures are higher Friday. Trading is steady. September Coffee is trading at 126.45, up 1.55. Chatter about currency values and a little dry weather in the Asia coffee growing regions has kept both buyers and sellers active. Market talk that Brazil's harvest of 50 to 60 percent complete has...

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  • GBP/USD Little Changed

    2015 Jul 31, 10:46am british pound, Pound, Futures, Forex, Markets

    GBP/USD is trading at 1.5609, up 0.0008. The pair is trading very choppy and gains from early in the U.S. session have eroded. On Monday, U.K. manufacturing PMI is due out. Market talk about the Bank of England monetary policy meeting next week is making the rounds.

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  • Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mostly Mixed; Exxon Mobil Earnings Miss Views

    2015 Jul 31, 10:38am BZSUM, COLM, CWT, Earnings, INT, KEP, News, OCN

    Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded down 0.11 percent to 17,726.14 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.21 percent to 5,139.59. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.05 percent to 2,109.72. Leading and Lagging Sectors Friday morning, utilities shares surged by 1.32 percent. Meanwhile, top...

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  • Lean Hogs Move Lower

    2015 Jul 31, 10:35am /HE, hogs, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Lean hog futures are trading lower Friday morning. October Hogs are trading at 64.65, down 1.05. December Hogs are trading at 61.37, down 0.57. August Hogs are trading at 78.80, down 0.87. Market talk about end of month positioning is making the rounds. Trading is expected to remain very choppy...

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